Brady: 'Never say never' about potential comeback

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The NFL may not have seen the last of Tom Brady.

The legendary quarterback left the door open for a potential comeback on the "Let's Go!" podcast, but he added that he feels good about his recent decision to retire after 22 seasons.

"I'm just going to take things as they come. I think that's the best way to put it. You never say never," Brady said Monday. "At the same time, I feel very good about my decision. I don't know how I'll feel six months from now. It may change, it most likely won't, but I try to make the best possible decision I can in the moment, which I did this last week.

"I think it's not looking to reverse course, I'm definitely not looking to do that. But, at the same time, I think you have to be realistic that you never know what challenges there are going to be in life. I love playing, I'm looking forward to doing things other than playing, that's as honest as I can be."

Brady announced his retirement last week, stating that it was time to focus his "time and energy on other things." The former signal-caller further explained Monday that his decision had little to do with his age or confidence in his abilities.

"It's certainly not that I can't play or continue to play, but I think there's an important choice for me to make," Brady explained. "Everything certainly comes at a cost, and the cost is what am I missing out on other aspects of my life.

"As you get older, you experience things that are outside of this sport that demand a level of attention and energy that football has always gotten. It's time for me to commit to those types of things."

The 44-year-old walked away from the NFL after throwing for a league-leading 5,316 passing yards and 43 touchdowns in 2021.

The most decorated signal-caller in NFL history, Brady captured seven Super Bowls over his career with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady also holds the record for most career touchdown passes (624) and passing yards (84,520), among other feats.

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